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Precious Kartell: Milan 2014 Preview & 15% Off Through March 18th!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Precious Kartell: Milan 2014 Preview & 15% Off Through March 18th!

Our current Kartell sale (March 6-18) coincides with a preview of glittering new additions to the Italian company’s furniture and lighting range, to be unveiled at the Milan Furniture Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile) next month. Precious Kartell is the company’s new line of metal finishes for some of its — Continue reading

Federico Babina Remakes Art as Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Federico Babina Remakes Art as Architecture

  Does an architect always view the world through the lens of a built structure? It may be safe to assume some do—like Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina, who has conceived of a series of illustrations in which iconic two-dimensional works by famous artists morph into 3-dimensional works of — Continue reading

New Wave: SINE Clothing Racks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Wave: SINE Clothing Racks

The universal need for organizing clothes seems to induce designers to think deeply—and, in the case of designers Kyuhyung Cho and Erik Olovsson, to think mathematically. Their series of SINE clothing racks, exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this year, are distinguished by a wavy horizontal central bar, a — Continue reading

Last Day to Save on Knoll Classics: 15% Off + Free Shipping!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Last Day to Save on Knoll Classics: 15% Off + Free Shipping!

Our Knoll Classics Sale is in its final stretch, with today being your last chance to make that lifetime commitment to design with a Mid-Century furniture classic from Knoll’s stellar collection. Time-honored designs, like the exquisitely contoured Saarinen Executive Armchair, and the gleaming glass-topped Platner Dining Table, can be had — Continue reading

Desk D’E-light from Philippe Starck & FLOS

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Desk D’E-light from Philippe Starck & FLOS

What’s not to like about a desk lamp with a sliver of a footprint and a dual purpose? Very little—particularly when it happens to be a collaboration between FLOS and Philippe Starck, and has über good looks to recommend it, too. Starck’s D’E-light LED desk lamp for the Italian lighting — Continue reading

New Knoll Manhattan Showroom Honored by AIA

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
New Knoll Manhattan Showroom Honored by AIA

New Yorkers aren’t the only ones besotted with Knoll’s sumptuous new presence in midtown Manhattan. The American Institute of Architects has noticed, too, bestowing its 2014 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture upon Architecture Research Office, the New York City firm tasked with turning 50,000 square feet on the corner — Continue reading

2Modern Polyvore Design Challenge: Win a Knoll Classic!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Polyvore Design Challenge: Win a Knoll Classic!

Have some strong opinions about Knoll furniture? Think you have just the spot for that design icon in your home? Well express them through the 2Modern Knoll Classics Polyvore Design Challenge! Today, though March 4th, create a Polyvore set that shows just how a celebrated design—by greats, like Bertoia, Breuer, — Continue reading

Full Blom: New Lighting From FontanaArte

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Full Blom: New Lighting From FontanaArte

Just in time for the first blush of spring comes a beguiling new lighting offering from Italian studio FontanaArte. Blom, a table lamp with a stylized tulip profile, is a creation of the Norwegian industrial designer Andreas Engesvik, who found inspiration for his design in “the shifting light and seasonal — Continue reading

Mumbai’s New International Airport by SOM Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Mumbai’s New International Airport by SOM Architects

“We designed an airport that is intimately connected to its surroundings. By subtly incorporating regional patterns and textures at all scales, Terminal 2 resonates with a sense of place and serves as a spectacular symbol for India and Mumbai.” We’ll forgive the venerable New York architectural firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings — Continue reading

Class Act: Elegant Savings from Knoll

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Class Act: Elegant Savings from Knoll

If a lifetime investment is what you’re after, our Knoll Classics Sale may provide the answer. Starting today, and through March 4 only, all Knoll Classics—featuring class acts from Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, and Jens Risom, among others—are on sale at an elegant 15% discount. And if that — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: New Lamps from Lightyears

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Stockholm Furniture Fair: New Lamps from Lightyears

Among the more illuminating products at the recent Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair was a new suite of lights presented by Danish brand Lightyears. Included amongst them, and pictured here, the Aeon Rocket pendant lamp, an aluminum and woven polypropylene creation by designer Morten Voss; and the LED-powered Volume table — Continue reading

Richard Neutra, In Living Color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Richard Neutra, In Living Color

Architecture buffs curious about what it may actually feel like to live inside a Richard Neutra-designed home can steal a voyeuristic thrill via photographer Jason Madara’s lush visual essay on this southern California Neutra house—images that illustrate exactly why Neutra’s Mid-Century sensibilities continue to beguile a half century later. All — Continue reading

Spring Flowers: 2Modern Wallpapers, Blooming

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Spring Flowers: 2Modern Wallpapers, Blooming

Never mind winter. Spring looms, and why wait for outdoor blooms when a slew of indoor blossoms will do so nicely. Our selection of flowery wallpaper includes temporary options, like new arrivals from Tempaper, which are so easy to apply and remove, you won’t feel hemmed in by an irrevocable — Continue reading

In New York, Maya Hayuk’s Answer to the Winter Blues

Categories: Art + Graphics
In New York, Maya Hayuk’s Answer to the Winter Blues

New Yorkers weary of an endless winter and its accompanying bone-chilling temperatures may be forgiven for finding a bright spot wherever possible—even on the traffic-clogged corner of Bowery and Houston Streets. There, the Brooklyn-based artist Maya Hayuk has created a blindingly color-saturated mural using her signature cross-hatch geometric strokes. The — Continue reading

Arkansas Loves Jeff Koons

Categories: Art + Graphics
Arkansas Loves Jeff Koons

No one ever accused Jeff Koons of thinking small. His outsized sculptures, their matching price tags (and, some say, his weighty ego) have made him the art world’s most prominent name (see more on that here). And this week, Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, scored big, too, when — Continue reading

Romance for $2.95 from H&M

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Romance for $2.95 from H&M

Who says a novel romantic touch has to cost the earth? H&M Home has taken a page from Roy Lichtenstein’s book with a range of items featuring a comic book-style illustration of an embrace and accompanying fairytale text. This set of paper napkins gets our vote for most romantic $2.95 — Continue reading

A New Visual Identity for Carl Hansen & Søn

Categories: Art + Graphics
A New Visual Identity for Carl Hansen & Søn

Carl Hansen & Søn, the Danish manufacturer of exalted Mid-Century furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner, has a adopted a new visual identity to mark the 100th birthday of Wegner’s birth, and, fittingly, it leads back to Wegner himself. Turns out Wegner designed the company’s logo back in 1950, a — Continue reading

An Australian Beach House that Echoes Sydney’s Opera House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
An Australian Beach House that Echoes Sydney’s Opera House

“I spent a year of weekends drawing the Opera House and realized that the continuity and rhythm of the podium is what makes the sails float and dance…The same strategy is used in this house,” explains Australian architect Alexander Symes, who, along G+V Architecture, conceived of this jaw-dropper of a — Continue reading

Indiana’s Letter-Perfect Bicycle Racks

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Indiana’s Letter-Perfect Bicycle Racks

Suffice it to say that when the great graphic designer, Paul Rand, created a visual identity for the city of Columbus, Indiana, back in 1973, he wasn’t imagining how terrific his ‘dancing C’ would look as a public bicycle rack. But kudos to Columbus for its practical and symbolic application — Continue reading

3D Printed: Studio Macura’s LETI Pendant Light

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
3D Printed: Studio Macura’s LETI Pendant Light

Eindhoven-based Studio Macura, whose Pero 3D-printed bookmark was featured on this site last year, recently sent us photos of a pendant light which also employs 3D printing to novel effect. LETI would be an elegant, if somewhat ordinary, pendant light were it not for the figurine of a woodpecker, created — Continue reading